Stories tagged: electricity
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Sun., May 27, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
Bargain electric rates are attracting digital currency entrepreneurs, but three public utilities districts are reassessing how they deal with the surging demand, and whether they should even try to keep …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 8 a.m.
Water on brick, cement can result in salt and mineral discoloration.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
More than 6,000 electricity customers woke up Wednesday morning to no power as a winter stormed blanketed much of the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
MOROVIS, Puerto Rico – Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Idaho National Laboratory’s electric grid testing area underwent recent upgrades to its infrastructure, allowing researchers to conduct full-scale experiments with new technology aimed at modernizing power systems.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles to regain electricity and thousands flee the island
The lights remain off in bustling cities and in small rural villages. Gas generators, the only alternative to the downed power lines that seem to be everywhere, continuously hum outside …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
The city has been selling the extra energy produced at its Waste-to-Energy plant on the West Plains since it opened in 1991. A change in state law requiring utilities to …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
This is life one month after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm that killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Avista Utilities said equipment problems led to about 23,000 customers losing power just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on the South Hill and in the East Central neighborhood in Spokane. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Avista’s top five executives made in excess of $10.5 million in 2016, and the company reported net income of $83.9 million in the first half of 2017.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Egypt on Thursday raised electricity prices by more than 40 percent, its latest move on the road to lifting all subsidies and complying with demands by the International Monetary Fund …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
The winter’s heavy snowpack gave a boost to Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings, filling reservoirs with water for hydroelectric generation.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Microsoft has struck a deal with Washington state’s largest energy utility allowing the software giant to buy its own power on the open market.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Technology that uses flying drones to generate electricity from the wind is getting a boost from the Germany utility EON SE, which is backing a test project that may show …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
A volunteer group of Pullman Avista customers saw their power consumption decline by 9.3 percent after they were given high-tech thermostats.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
A Liberty Lake company that makes energy storage systems for office buildings and other large electricity consumers has been acquired by Enel, a global energy giant based in Rome.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
At a time of heightened focus on U.S. cybersecurity risks, the Energy Department released a comprehensive report on the nation’s rapidly changing electrical grid Friday that calls for new action …